It was another exciting day at San Diego Comic Con with Sony Pictures showing the audience new footage from their animated Spider-Man adventure, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The footage is being described as “eye-popping” and producer, Phil Lord was excited that the film’s animation style is really reminiscent of a comic book come to life. Lord said, “This is the best opportunity ever to tell a story that actually looked like a comic book. From the very beginning we said, ‘how can we make a movie that looks like nothing you’ve seen before.'”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore as the protagonist, Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man and Jake Johnson as his mentor, Peter Parker. Also voicing characters in the film are Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy a.k.a. Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali as Morales’ uncle, Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ dad, Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother, Rio and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May.
About her character, Spider-Gwen, Steinfeld said, “She is the toughest and the coolest and the smartest and the most capable one in the room, and she knows it.”
Here’s a description of the screened SDCC Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse via The Hollywood Reporter, below:
The footage began with Miles waking up, likely after he first got his powers. He notes his pants seem smaller, and thinks he went through puberty. At school, he gets his hair stuck in Gwen’s hair. It’s all quite embarrassing, and they end up on the floor and eventually at the nurses’s office, where part of the Gwen’s hair must be cut off to get them unstuck.
Later we see a news report that Peter Parker/Spider-Man has died. While Miles is mourning him at his grave, a mysterious figure comes up behind him; improbably, it’s an older Peter Parker from a different dimension. In his surprise, Miles knocks him out.
A huge chase with the NYPD ensues, as Miles must websling away with an unconscious Peter.
“Why are you older, and why is your body a different shape?” Miles later asks, to which Peter responds: “I’m pretty sure you just called me fat.”
There’s lots of good comedic moments showing off the chemistry between the two Spider-Men. Later, we see the revelation of Spider-Gwen, as well as Spider-Man noir (Nicholas Cage), Penny Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter